maywongBy Maywun Wong, Service Provider Mobility Marketing Manager 

Cisco was thrilled to part of one of the most historic comebacks in sports history, the 34th America’s Cup. The Oracle Team USA team, trailing by 1-8 to Team New Zealand at one point, came back with eight consecutive races to win 9-8 in the series.  With this unbelievable comeback, attendees and fans of the race relied on the Wi-Fi Network at the Americas Cup to follow the latest race results and information.

The America’s Cup Event Authority chose Cisco as the official networking technology supplier of the event.  They installed hundreds of access points as part of the Cisco Service Provider Wi-Fi solution for attendees and the media in San Francisco.

The Cisco Wi-Fi network supported the America’s Cup mobile app that helped spectators on shore feel like they were part of the race.  In addition, both local and international media were able to use the high speed network to share videos and stories to keep the rest of the world up to date on the latest race updates.

“The network is bulletproof.  It hasn’t gone down, and it’s been providing all of the needs for all of the users” says Asim Khan, Director of IT for the America’s Cup Event Authority.  Special thanks to the Cisco Engineering and Services who worked with the America’s Cup team to deliver the network in a flawless manner!

Check out the video of Cisco as the 34th America’s Cup official networking technology supplier.